My next step in my Blender journey is to get a better understanding of Cycles material nodes. I have a lot of experience using Carrara, so do know the basics of creating materials - just need to get a handle on how the nodes are put together.
In my efforts, I’ve downloaded some Blend files from Blendswap and matrep
- I do know how to append and link materials, but all I get in the nodes editor are straight diffuse and output nodes, when clearly the materials are more complex.
An example is from http://www.blendswap.com/blends/view/4364 kindly posted by andyfrommk. See the attached screencaps - in internal render mode, the examples show up well, but in Cycles, not.
Are these not Cycles material examples, although I found them after searching specifically for Cycles mats?
Even so, how would i go about exacting a single example from the collection to take a look at the nodes?
If they are not examples of Cycles mats, can anyone recommend some mats for me to look at?